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Viollis Group International


"Cheap is Expensive"

Paul Viollis

Prior to assuming the Chief Executive position of Viollis Group International, Paul’s professional business resume includes: CEO of Risk Control Strategies; President & CEO of Corporate Risk Consulting; Senior Managing Director for Citigate Global Intelligence & Security; and Vice President at Kroll, where he served on their post-September 11th Threat Assessment Team.

Over Paul’s storied career in both law enforcement and security, he developed a diverse base of skills in various areas of the criminal justice system, ranging from his position as supervisor for the New York County’s District Attorney’s Office’s Criminal Court Unit, Security Specialist/Supervisor under the United States Space Command, and CO of a Florida State Police Academy. He is a renowned public speaker and has served as a subject matter expert in private client security, workplace violence, behavioral analysis, workplace security, counter-terrorism threat assessment, and is a Certified Master Anti-Terrorism Specialist under the Anti-Terrorism Accreditation Board.

Paul is the author and lead editor for Jane’s Publishing’s book "Workplace Security," Contributing Editor for Jane’s "School Safety Handbook," "Teachers Safety Guide," "Crisis Communications Handbook" and co-authored his marquee book, "Silent Safety-Best Practices for Protecting the Affluent." In addition, he tours yearly on the speaking circuit, presenting on issues ranging from terrorism and national security to private client security and cyber-terrorism. Paul is the Law Enforcement & Security analyst for CBS News as well as having been a regular contributor on FOX Business and FOX News, in addition to appearing on and in media outlets including CNN, INSIDE EDITION, MSNBC, Reuters, ABC, CNBC, CBS, ESPN, Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Entrepreneur Magazine, Wall Street Journal Radio, National Public Radio, CSO, Forbes, Robb Report, Worth, Business Insurance, and CFO magazine.

Paul’s most recent book "Safeguarding America, the blueprint to protecting the American family" was released in March 2021. His professional affiliations include the Anti-Terrorism Accreditation Board, Overseas Security Advisory Council, Florida Police Chiefs Association, lnfraGard, and Business Executives for National Security. Paul holds the distinction of Honorary Assistant Attorney General for the State of Louisiana. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, a Master of Public Administration, and a Ph.D. in Philosophy.

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